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ECI stalls release of Modi biopic, cites MCC violation
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ECI stalls release of Modi biopic, cites MCC violation

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New Delhi, Apr 10 : Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday banned the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic 'PM Narendra Modi', which was scheduled to hit screens all over the country on Thursday.
The Commission's order to stall the release came a day ahead of the scheduled release of the film, starring Vivek Oberoi in the title role as Mr Modi. "Any biopic material in the nature of biography/ hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political party or any individual entity connect to it, which is intended to, or which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections, should not be displayed in electronic media, including the cinematograph during the operation of Model Code of Conduct," the Commission said in its 7-page order.

In its order, the Commission also said, that any poster of publicity material concerning any certified content, which either depicts candidates (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put to display in the electronic media in the area where MCC is in operation.
Opposition parties including Congress have been demanding the postponement of the release of the film as they feel its release during the election time violate the MCC.UNI